Moroccan fixed-wireless and 3G mobile operator Wana and Chinese equipment provider ZTE have completed what they claim to be the world’s first trial of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. B technology on a commercial network. According to ZTE’s press release, the trial, which was conducted in collaboration with technology developer Qualcomm, demonstrated the next generation of EV-DO technology in a fully mobile environment by delivering a peak download rate of 8.8Mbps and a maximum upload rate of 5.36Mbps on the application layer.
EV-DO Rev. B provides higher data rates and lower latencies by aggregating multiple EV-DO Rev. A channels. The technology delivers data rates up to three times those provided with existing EV-DO Rev. A networks (up to a maximum of 9.3Mbps on the downlink and 5.4Mbps on the uplink). Telephony and broadband internet provider Wana’s trial used ZTE’s system infrastructure and a test terminal provided by Qualcomm.
‘Wana’s mobile broadband customers have come to enjoy some of the nation’s most advanced mobile services offered over our high speed EV-DO Rev. A network,’ said Fadhel Kraiem, CTO of Wana. ‘Our demonstration of EV-DO Rev. B is a natural progression in Wana’s commitment to provide customers with the best possible user experience for their CDMA2000-based services.’